Ok, so this is a question that has not been asked before here and I wonder how many have actually implemented it or even tried it.
In windows 2012 MS introduced SMB V3. It is superior as we know to previous versions of SMB. However, I have a need to encrypt the traffic (in-flight) from a windows 2012R2 server to another 2012R2 server. I do not care about data at rest. SMB3 offers SMB Encryption so that if a client can communicate via SMB3 and so does the server, then all in-flight data will be fully encrypted.
The question is:
Have you done it before or tested it?
Do you have any input on how it will impact performance given CPU support AES encryption?
How hard is it to implement?
Do you have any reasons why or why not to do it?
Keep in mind, we will be pushing a ton of large data between the two servers continuously.